Recently, more than $1.5 million in grants were awarded to organizations in Wisconsin from Otto Bremer Trust (www.ottobremer.org). Faith in Action of Marathon County (FIAMC) is extremely humbled and blessed to receive funding as a portion of those grants.
The funds received will help our organization connect seniors with volunteers through investments in online technology, as well as, ongoing operating costs, allowing FIAMC to enhance senior services and extend our footprint in North-Central Wisconsin.
Faith in Action Program Director Ruth Hebbe Earns United Way Dedication to Service Award in 2020
WAUSAU – Faith in Action of Marathon County (FIAMC) Program Director Ruth Hebbe was recognized by United Way on February 12, 2021, for her dedication to service in 2020.
“Ruth is a tireless advocate for our area senior residents, and 2020 was no exception,” said FIAMC Board President Eric Steinbach. “Facing an unprecedented year of challenges and restrictions due to COVID-19, Ruth’s eagerness to serve others showed resiliency, a spark for innovation, and a strong passion to continue providing services to those in need in Marathon County.”
United Way presents the Dedication to Service award to a program or executive director at a non-profit for demonstrating outstanding achievement and service to our community. Only one individual receives this award annually.
United Way of Marathon County extends their congratulations to Ruth and said, “This past year, more than ever, Ruth has worked to help bring agencies dedicated to serving seniors, together. She has a cooperative spirit and sees strength in partnerships.”
FIAMC provides area seniors with services such as wellness checks, grocery delivery, transportation for medical appointments, and friendships at no cost.
“I am truly humbled to receive this award,” concluded Hebbe. “All of this would not have been possible without the hard work and support of our volunteers, donors, board members, partnering organizations, and beyond.”
View the full award recognition video of Ruth Hebbe presented by United Way here.
Faith in Action seeks people who have a genuine concern for older adults. “I call our volunteers “The Heartbeat of Faith in Action.” We cannot function without our faithful, caring volunteers,” explained Hebbe.
Faith in Action of Marathon County, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides supportive services, at no charge, to Marathon County residents age 60 and over, regardless of income, religious belief, or ethnic background.
To talk about the different programs they offer and well as a need for volunteers Ruth Hebbe, Program Director of Faith in Action joined the Sunrise 7 team.
Services are provided by trained volunteers to assist seniors to improve their quality of life and remain independent in their homes for as long as safely possible.
Services Faith in Action provides include:
Transportation to Medical Appointments
Transportation for Grocery Shopping
Food Delivery from The Neighbor’s Place = 2-bags/bi-weekly deliveries
Senior Home Safety Program = installation of falls prevention apparatus (display Grab Bars, Hand Rails, and Toilet Rails)
Faith in Action relies on the generous financial support from individuals, businesses, congregations and our foundations: Aspirus Health Foundation, B.A. & Esther Greenheck Foundation, Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin, and United Way.